Archive For The “Thriller” Category
By Steve Martini
The preferrred courtroom is one in all our so much sacred—and secretive—public associations. yet occasionally secrets and techniques can result in cover-ups with very lethal consequences.
Terry Scarborough is a felony pupil and provocateur who craves headline-making superstar, yet along with his most modern publication he can have long gone too a ways. In it he resurrects forgotten language within the U.S. Constitution—and tricks at a lacking letter of Thomas Jefferson's—that threatens to divide the nation.
Then, in the course of a exposure travel, Scarborough is brutally murdered in a San Diego inn room, and a tender guy with darkish connections is charged. What feels like an open-and-shut case to most folks doesn't to security legal professional Paul Madriani. He believes that there's even more to the case and that the defendant is a pawn stuck within the heart, being scapegoated through circumstance.
As the trial spirals towards its end, Madriani and his companion, Harry Hinds, race to discover the lacking Jefferson letter—and the secrets and techniques it holds approximately slavery and scandal on the time of our nation's founding and the very cause Scarborough was once killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled court in California to the path of a excessive court docket justice now abruptly in hiding and lays naked the hovering political stakes for a seat at the optimum courtroom, in a rustic divided, and less than the shadow of energy.
By John Gilstrap
"Gilstrap will depart you breathless."—Harlan Coben
"Gilstrap pushes each mystery button."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Rocket-paced suspense."—Jeffery Deaver
"A nice hero, a very fascinating series."—Joseph Finder
First woman Anna Darmond has been abducted in a bloody gunfight. It's an unthinkable crime that, if published, can cause public panic, so hostage rescue professional Jonathan Grave and his crew needs to function in absolute secrecy. however the venture isn't really all it kind of feels. There are shadows in Mrs. Darmond's prior. Cracks within the presidential marriage. Leaks within the country's serious shields of defense. As Grave tracks the lacking First woman via a labyrinth of lies and homicide, he confronts a traitor on the maximum point of Washington power—and a devastating scheme to carry a kingdom to its knees...
By Jackie Collins
The dangerously appealing Lucky -- superstar of 2 of Jackie Collins' earlier wreck, overseas no 1 bestsellers, Chances and Lucky -- returns in Lady Boss. And this time the shockingly sensual, ruthlessly shrewdpermanent fortunate is out to overcome Hollywood!
In Chances Lucky grew up in a best crime relations. In Lucky, she used to be married thrice. And now, in Lady Boss, she takes on Hollywood and wins!
Panther Studios is the prize and fortunate desires it... In her quest for strength she meets adversaries and enemies, neighbors and betrayers. And her courting along with her husband, charismatic comic and film big name, Lennie Golden is placed to the attempt.
Lucky's first challenge is to shop for the one motion picture studio nonetheless now not managed via a robust conglomerate -- Panther Studios, owned by way of the retired, irascible, outdated Abe Panther. yet Abe won't promote his loved studio to fortunate until eventually she proves she has the center to make it in Hollywood. It's his concept that she cover herself as a secretary and cross in undercover to determine what's really occurring. It's a problem that still satisfies Lucky's ardour for event -- and her wish to take chances...
In the process, fortunate uncovers an international of monetary scheming, big-time betrayal, and weird intercourse.
Panther Studios and fortunate Santangelo... a perilous mix...
When fortunate makes her ultimate move, assuming the position of Lady Boss at Panther Studios, she stuns the total and units off a sequence of outrage waves, not just threatening her marriage to Lennie, yet bringing down on her head the hatred of crime boss Carlos Bonnatti -- a hatred that is going again generations, setting up peril her existence, and the lives of all people with reference to her!
With Lady Boss, Jackie Collins brings again considered one of her such a lot exciting and endearing characters, Lucky Santangelo. She additionally proves once more that she is the unquestioned queen of glamorous fiction.
By Robert Crais
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by means of Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.
When Elvis Cole is secretly employed to discover a grief-stricken mom, he's resulted in a standard condominium on a wet evening in Echo Park. merely the home isn't traditional, and the folks hiding within are a determined fugitive and a murderous felony together with his personal harmful secrets and techniques.
By Gerald Kolpan
In a riveting novel of affection and event, younger Julius Meyer involves the hot international to discover himself performing as translator for the famed Indian leader status Bear
Young Jewish immigrant Julius comes of age surrounded through the wild international of 1867 Nebraska. He befriends the mysterious Prophet John, who saves his lifestyles whilst the 2 are captured through the Ponca Indian tribe. dwelling as a slave, Julius meets the noble leader status undergo and his younger daughter, Prairie Flower, with whom he falls in love. changing into the tribe's interpreter—its "speaker"—his existence turns out secure and settled.
But Julius has reckoned with out the coming of his older cousin, Alexander—who, because the nice Herrmann, is the main well-known younger magician in the US. Nor does he suspect the final word effects of Alex's affair with Lady-Jane Little Feather, a glamorous—and murderous—prostitute destined to develop into the main scandalous lady on continents.
Filled with event, humor, and colourful characters, Magic phrases is a riveting experience in regards to the nature of prejudice, the horror of genocide, and a brave younger guy who straddles worlds to struggle for romance and freedom.
By Frederick Forsyth
Frederick Forsyth, master of the foreign mystery, retums with an electrifying tale of a guy of sizeable energy and a conspiracy to weigh down the President of the United States. just one man--Forsyth's most unforgettable hero yet--can hinder the plan from succeeding. His identify is Quinn. he's the Negotiator.President Cormack is bent on a signing a sweeping U.S.-Soviet disarmament treaty, and the grasp conspirator is determined to forestall him. the abduction of a tender guy on a country street in Oxfordshire is however the first brutal step within the explosive plot engineer the president's destruction. Enter Quinn. Quinn performs the kidnappers like a grasp musician. . . till, in a shocking tumabout, he discovers that ransom was once no longer their objection after all--and that he has been lured into a cunningly woven net. Now he needs to draw upon his inner most strengths--to keep not just the victim but the total free world.
By John D. MacDonald
From a loved grasp of crime fiction, The Scarlet Ruse is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee’s getting lazy. consuming Boodles at the Busted Flush has turn into a full-time task. but if he hears that six figures’ worthy of infrequent stamps have wandered off, McGee reveals himself again within the salvage enterprise. To bring in this case, McGee should be suspicious of all people he meets—because what he’s trying to find is estate of the mob.
“The Travis McGee novels are top-of-the-line works of fiction ever penned through an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman
Hirsh Fedderman has lost a really useful commodity: the stamp choice of mobster Frank Sprenger. Assessed at round 400 thousand money, those are not any usual stamps, and Sprenger’s no traditional collector: He’s vulnerable to holiday a few palms if he doesn’t get what he’s owed.
Lucky for Hirsh, he’s received a chum in Travis McGee. quickly McGee is sizzling at the path of the lacking collection—not to say scorching for a voluptuous stamp professional through the identify of Mary Alice. in basic terms it’s now not McGee’s middle that’s at risk. He quickly realizes that he’s run afoul of a vicious syndicate, and neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of evening will retain them from accumulating McGee’s head.
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By Louise Welsh
The slicing Room heralds the coming of a superb, modern Glasgow novel. Its charismatic protagonist, Rilke, is eccentric, witty and often outrageous. An auctioneer through occupation, he's an said professional in antiques but additionally considers himself anything of knowledgeable in lots of different fields. whilst Rilke comes upon a hidden number of graphically violent erotic photos, he feels forced to unearth extra concerning the deceased proprietor who coveted them. What follows is a compulsive trip of discovery, decadence and deviousness, instructed partly by means of Rilke's homosexual promiscuity and inquisitive nature.
Louise Welsh's writing is trendy and attractive; she combines features of a detective tale with colors of the gothic in a colorful Glasgow starting from the genteel suburbs to a transvestite membership, public sale residence to the bookies, pub and porn store. the result's a page-turning and deliciously unique debut. The slicing Room has gained the Crime Writers organization award for debut crime novels, the toilet Creasey Memorial Dagger, and has been longlisted for the dad or mum First booklet Award 2002.
By Cara Black
Aimée Leduc is worked up her long-time enterprise associate René has came across a female friend. relatively, she is. It's no longer her fault if she can't suppress her doubts in regards to the courting; René is relocating approach too quick, and Aimée's instincts inform her Meizi, this meant love of René's existence, isn't reliable. And her misgivings is probably not faraway the mark: Meizi disappears in the course of a Chinatown dinner to take a cellphone name and not comes again to the eating place. mins later, the physique of a tender guy, a technology prodigy and volunteer on the close by Musée, is located shrink-wrapped in an alleyway--with Meizi's photograph in his wallet.
Aimée doesn't like this state of affairs one bit, yet she can't work out how the homicide is attached to Meizi's disappearance. The lifeless genius used to be sitting on a discovery that has France's mystery provider retaining tabs on him. Now they're retaining tabs on Aimée. A lacking younger girl, an unlawful immigrant raid in development, botched affairs of the guts, soiled policemen, the French mystery provider, state of the art technology secrets and techniques and a assassin at the loose--what has she gotten herself into? and will she get herself--and her friends--back out of all of it alive?
From the Hardcover edition.
By David Baldacci
On a teach experience to la, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon encounters a ludicrous solid of characters, unforeseen romance, and an avalanche that alterations everyone's Christmas plans.